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Old 01-01-2006, 09:31 PM   #1
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Is it ok to download Linux on ....

Is it ok to download Slackware Linux 10.2 on AMD64 athlon? Will it work? And any exceptions or disadvantages? Thank you for your info!
Old 01-01-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
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Installing Slackware or any other 32 bit distrobution on a 64 bit CPU will work fine.
Old 01-01-2006, 09:44 PM   #3
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my input

I believe the other guy is right and most likely is. You cant damage yer processor as I was told in another forum by more than one person. Anyways just wanted to give my input. Just try to match up if you need a i386 version or i686 or others. I think your i686 but check.
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I seem to remember that there is some distrobutions of linux for 64 bit.
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There are some 64 bit distrobutions but some have very mixed experiences with them and you'll get better compatibility with a 32 bit distro. Plus the performance difference isn't very large unless you are a math major performing complex calculations on your computer.

An Athlon64 is x86_64 CPU class, any CPU that is a Pentium Pro or newer (excluding K6-2) should be using i686 or 64 bit can use 64 bit packages but if it were me I'd be sticking with 32 bit.
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I agree with the other responders. If you look around this web site alone you will see numerous questions about problems related to using 64 bit Linux with drivers. It seems like it's a lot of trouble. I'd stick with the 32 bit kernel.
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Hello Four,

Why don't you try Ubuntu ? They have a version for 64bit systems.

Thanks, Kirtimaan


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